Tragedy has struck in the home of a director in the employ of the Kogi State public service, Edward Soje (54), as he committed suicide barely 10 days after his wife was delivered of a set of male triplets.
The Nation gathered on Saturday that Soje’s dangling body was discovered on a tree behind the mammy market at the Maigumeri Barracks, housing the Nigeria Army Command Record.
Soje , a Grade Level 16 officer in the Kogi State Teaching Service Commission (TSC) decided to take his life barely 10 days after his wife of 17 years was delivered of a set of male triplets in a private hospital in Abuja.
Soje, who hailed from Ogori town in Ogori-Magongo local government of Kogi, was allegedly being owed 11 months salary arrears as at the time he took his own life.
He reportedly travelled to Abuja, leaving a suicide note for the wife who is said to be a federal civil servant, before committing suicide.
The suicide note read, “Psalm 121:3: God will not suffer your foot to be moved: He that keepeth you will not slumber. Amen. You and the three boys, God Almighty keep you and make you prosperous. Amen. I love you”.
Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. William Aya said that the dangling body of Soje was found on a tree behind the barracks, around 5.55 pm on October 16.